Colorado Green Custom Home 2017-05-13T16:51:17+00:00

Project Description

Colorado Green Custom Home

This Colorado green custom home was built for a young, active couple who wanted a home to fit their outdoor lifestyle. Situated on a sloped site, the residence is an example of HMH Architecture + Interiors classic “Colorado Modern” style with warm materials mixed with modern design.

Sustainable materials were carefully chosen, including recycled railroad tie flooring and local Colorado sandstone walls. Other green building aspects include passive solar and photovoltaic panels installed on the roof, as well as an evaporative Coolerado system to keep the home cool with minimal energy consumption.

All of the exterior landscaping stone was native to the site. To preserve it from construction equipment, Cottonwood Custom Builders used an archaeological dig technique by filling the site with truckloads of dirt to protect it then uncovered it and cleaned it off when finished.

Project Details

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Architect: HMH Architecture + Interiors
Awards: 2009 Residence of the Year ASID Colorado Chapter
Green Building Details:

  • Recycled, local materials
  • Photovoltaic system
  • Coolerado evaporative system
  • Passive solar heat and cooling
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